â€œFor God, who said, â€œLight shall shine out of darknessâ€â€”He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of Godâ€™s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.â€ (2Cor 4:6 HCSB) There are lots of different ways of using the verb 'know'. It can be a slippery little word. If I say,… Continue reading On Knowledge and Faith
How do we not know what we are made to know? â€˜If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?â€™ Original Post We need to step back again for a moment. It seems at this point every… Continue reading On what we don’t know… (II)
'If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?' What Iâ€™m wrestling with at the moment is why that one thing doesnâ€™t seem so self evident most of the time.[humanity is made for the knowledge of God]… Continue reading On what we don’t know… (I)
What Iâ€™m wrestling with at the moment is why that one thing doesnâ€™t seem so self evident most of the time. Perhaps I am suppressing the truth by my wickedness. Perhaps thatâ€™s really the essence of sinâ€”not really believing that and acting accordingly. I guess it is then in my own sinful self-interest to avoid that particular piece of knowledge. I know a couple of my friends are wandering away from the faith at the moment, because they donâ€™t really see why they need God. Knowing that our primary function and greatest good is knowing him is completely opaque to them. Deep down they donâ€™t really believe that theyâ€™re all that bad, and for the most part theyâ€™re happy in their comfortable middle-class, tertiary educated lives. How do I show them that our rebellion is horrifying, evil, disgustingâ€“not just intellectually credible? And how do I do it with humility and gentleness?
If God didn't exist we'd have to invent him. That's what I mean by the necessity of knowing God. It doesn't require any great anthropological research to discover that belief in God, god, gods, the divine, is very nearly universal among Homo Sapiens. Even in our own secular society, belief in god is rampant -… Continue reading On the Necessity of Knowing – II